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Different types of anesthesia - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi doc
User :   my mother has to undergo operation for piles
User :   but she is a thyroid patient taking electrocsin
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Carry on with your question
User :   her test reports say that she is not fit for local anasthesia
User :   since her thyroid levels are not ok she has to go for surgical anasthesia
User :   my question how different and what are the side effects of surgical ansthesia
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Did he say spinal anesthesia
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
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I shall explain you about it
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Local anesthesia is given locally at the area of incision just before the surgery
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with short / long anesthetic
User :   ok
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Say in your mother's case near the neck
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to block the nerves supplying the thyroid
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so it does not pain
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Spinal anesthesia the anesthetic is given in the spine
User :   ok
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that numb parts of body to block pain
Doctor :   given through shots in or around the spine
Doctor :   The person stays awake during both of these types of anesthesia.
User :   ok
Doctor :   The medicine begins to take effect right away. It works well for shorter and simpler procedures
Doctor :   it has fewer side effects
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Patients usually recover much faster and can go home sooner.
User :   i did not get because of some reasons
User :   anyways doc i will chat in the night bye
Doctor :   Ok we are open 24 /7
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Thanks for consulting us
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